2012 Ausone 1er Grand Cru St Emilion

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Price: £2,200.00 (£2,655.59 Inc Duty & VAT)
Current Availability: 1
Delivered By: 30/06/2017
  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : In Bond
  • Size : 6/75CL
W J Gardener
W J Gardener
Nickolls And Perks

Tasting Date : 16 April 2013

Deep plum colour, very pretty black fruits here quite open and expressive for a primeur, layered too, a little smoke and piercing blackcurrant, effortless palate, ripe generous fruit not big on the structure here, dusty tannins, well hidden, leaving the palate nicely coated, ripe is the word a very good Ausone in the lighter style. Drink 2020-2040.

Rating : 93-95/100


Robert Parker
Robert Parker
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 2013

The 2012 Ausone is another prodigious effort that should turn out to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. It boasts a dense purple color along with abundant notes of mulberries, black currants, blueberries and a hint of raspberries interwoven with spring flower and crushed chalk-like characteristics presented in a full-bodied yet ethereal, stylish, racy, noble manner. This is a high class, aristocratic, nearly perfect wine to cellar for a decade and then watch it unfold over the following 40-50 years.

Rating : 94-96/100


Julia Harding
Julia Harding
jancisrobinson.com

32 hl/ha. Two-thirds of the crop in the grand vin. 55% Cabernet Franc (picked 13, 15, 17 October), 45% Merlot (9, 11, 12 October) – very late. Fermented in small wooden cuves, (will have) 20 months in barrique, 85% new.
Rich dark purple and inky. Touch of oak but not overworked. A touch reduced so has a smoky edge. Supple on the mid palate. Elegant and still richly fruity and a light Cabernet Franc leafiness in the empty glass. Great length. No excess of extraction or oak.

Drink 2022-2035

Rating : 17.5


Neal Martin
Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 May 2013

The Grand Vin is a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot that is being raised in 85% new oak. A lot of young vines of Cabernet Franc were put into Chapelle instead of the Grand Vin this year, but the older vines were not affected. It was picked on 9th, 11th and 12th October (Merlot) and 13th, 15th, 17th October (Cabernet Franc.) It has a broody bouquet compared to the 2011 last year, with a marine-like influence – seashells and a touch of seaweed. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, crisp acidity (pH3.55) with a compact, tense and structured finish. This is a very composed Ausone, finely tuned, understated and classy. I feel it will give more out of bottle. Tasted April 2013.

Rating : 93-95/100


Robert Parker
Robert Parker
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 2013

The 2012 Ausone is another prodigious effort that should turn out to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. It boasts a dense purple color along with abundant notes of mulberries, black currants, blueberries and a hint of raspberries interwoven with spring flower and crushed chalk-like characteristics presented in a full-bodied yet ethereal, stylish, racy, noble manner. This is a high class, aristocratic, nearly perfect wine to cellar for a decade and then watch it unfold over the following 40-50 years.

Rating : 95-97/100

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